A Very Martha Christmas

This past weekend was the Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Show in New York City’s Starrett-Lehigh Building, an old warehouse which is also home to the offices of Martha Stewart and spectacular views of the Hudson river. It was everything you would expect from Martha- charming, clean, beautiful, glitter, and full of talented crafters. One of … Continue reading A Very Martha Christmas

Give the Gift of Nespresso

am all about practicality these days. Kevin and I love our Nespresso VertuoLine machine, the Evoluo, when we are back home in New York. Our schedules move at different paces throughout the day and some days I might want an afternoon pick-me-up, and other days he wants that extra cup in the morning without committing to an entire … Continue reading Give the Gift of Nespresso

Sweden’s Midsummer Celebration

ne of the most rewarding parts of travel is when you get to partake in other culture’s traditions that differ from the ones you know from back home. Until preparing for this road trip around Sweden with Volvo I had never heard of Midsummer before. I would soon come to learn it is the 2nd most important … Continue reading Sweden’s Midsummer Celebration

Discovering the world of Diptyque

andles are a nightly ritual for me in our home. It not only perfumes the air into a story of that moment in time but it creates an ambiance that soothes my soul. Everyone looks more beautiful bathed in candle light and no room is complete without it. One of the best gifts I love … Continue reading Discovering the world of Diptyque

Swarovski Sparkles at Bergdorf Goodman

ith great anticipation every year New Yorkers and tourists alike flock to the sidewalks of 5th ave to see the dazzling window displays that leave you believing in holiday magic. These little boxes of wonder are always a true testament to imagination, creativity and a childlike wonderment hidden in us all. This year Bergdorf Goodman and Swarovski … Continue reading Swarovski Sparkles at Bergdorf Goodman

Appreciate the Ones You Love

Pandora Jewelry is all about appreciating the ones that you love and when they approached me about gifting charms to someone in my life I immediately thought of two of my best friends, Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, who have impacted my life greatly over the years. History We first met back in 2010 at … Continue reading Appreciate the Ones You Love

Snapshots from Savannah

ooking back on a few days off where I looked forward to what is in store for 2015. We are already planning shoots in Palm Springs, Paris, and Argentina so this year, though just born a week ago, is already full of dreamy promises. Doing what you love most for a living means you’re willing to … Continue reading Snapshots from Savannah

Ralph Lauren Holiday Bloody Mary

love this time of year, the seasonal cocktails you sip by the roaring fire and if you’re like me, Nat King Cole’s Christmas song filling the room. Tomorrow I head home to Texas to be with my family and I look forward to the mulled wine, hot toddies, and yes, even egg nog. I like … Continue reading Ralph Lauren Holiday Bloody Mary

Napa Valley & Beyond

ven though our private little cottage at Carneros Inn was the perfect hideaway for newlyweds in love, we did find the “courage” to venture out into the hills of California’s Napa Valley. So what does one do in this stunning American wine region? … drink and eat. A LOT. It was so much fun hopping on … Continue reading Napa Valley & Beyond

Ann Street Studio Holiday Party

When a photo studio become the perfect event space… A few weeks ago I was a bit under the weather so I relaxed by watching the moving “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” (FYI, the Mercer-Williams house is my DREAM home). As the story goes, Mr. Jim Williams throws the most epic Christmas … Continue reading Ann Street Studio Holiday Party

A Day in the Life

ou know the saying, walk a mile in someone’s shoes? I recently tried that out with supermodel and philanthropist Petra Nemcova as she moved from video interview to her business office, on the streets of New York and lunch meetings. These days everyone is busy, we all go so fast: an Instagram here, a flight … Continue reading A Day in the Life

Five Golden Rings…

remember as a child believing in the magic of Christmas, the workshop of wonder hidden away up north where anything you could dream of was possible, the jolly bearded man with rose-colored cheeks and a boisterous laugh who was there thinking of you and your special gift that would be just perfect. Now I’m all grown … Continue reading Five Golden Rings…